Friday, January 30, 2009

Shante's Moly - W.I.P.

Here's a look at my page for Shante's's a work in progress. Looking through Shante's images everything she was wearing had these elaborate patterns and I decided to run with that theme, finding a hat with some patterning (you might recognize it from my wee portrait on her sign-in page) for my self-portrait. I think I bit off a lot with the intricacy but it's a challenge, that's for sure! (I don't know exactly why I chose to frame them the way I did...random impulse)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

hello everyone

I am almost done anna's aka pepparmynta book.
This is what I have done so far... I just want to finish filling it in.

I love everyone's posting so far! Keep up the great work guys!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ah! I figured out how to post !

Hi guys,

I am one of the slow pokes around in this exchange. I am a graphic design student in New York. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and two dogs. I love to journal and off late don't get a lot of time to do so, with tremendous homework. Anyway, I am about to send my small moleskine off, its a small japanese album. Have fun, stick things in. Perfection and neatness are above me. Looking forward to seeing what you guys do.

Anyway, here is what I did in Amy's moleskine.

Received Shante's Moly

I got Shante's book yesterday and did this little self-portrait on her sign-in page. I also started one other page so hopefully I can regain some momentum on this project. I apologize to everyone (especially those who have bowed out) as I'm one of the people holding this up.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Working on Robert's moly this week.


Yelnoc's Moly: My Entree in progress

I'm not happy with this because it doesn't look like me. Sigh. I'll tweak the hair and hope that works. If it doesn't then I'll start over by white washing it and using acrylic instead. I'll do my best Robert.

Will send this along soon. I still need to make Robert's portrait. I finished mine tonight but it needs tweaking. Will post new photo of it as soon as I'm done.

Thanks for the patience and understanding, Robert.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

And it's off.....finally

It took a moment but my first potrait for Moly_X 2 is done. My first time ever using a moleskin. I wasn't sure which photo of me I wanted to do until I ran across this one while looking for photos. It's all done in a number 2 pencil (couldn't find my variation pencils).

I received Linda's moly a few weeks ago and am half way done with it as of 1/22/09.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Official Withdrawal Post

So, judging by comments in the last few posts, some of us are basically not content to keep going at the current pace or have too much else going on to fit in exchange art.

I'm making this post to formally withdraw from the exchange.
If anyone here wishes to also pull out, go ahead and post a comment here so at least we have a roll call in one place.
That way, the people who wish to remain and work at a leisurely pace can do so without being pressured to rush their art for the sake of the faster artists.

Whomever has my book (Tiffany?), could they return it to me at their convenience and don't send it along to the next person. My email is in my profile if you need to contact me for an address.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Maybe we can just be a slow group? What do you think?

I've also noticed that our group is moving much more slowly than many of the other groups. I also have not yet received any molys. However, based on the posts, etc. it seems like A LOT of people in our group (maybe even the majority) are moving slowly - not just one or two. Maybe that's not such a bad thing? Maybe we can be a slow moly group for people who are really swamped by life, art and work! I was concerned at first, but now I'm thinking, what's wrong with a slow group? I'm hoping we can just settle into a more relaxed pace than other groups have.... One suggestion I have is when a moly is mailed it would help if the person can contact the receiving person to let them know it's on the way. Otherwise, we don't know if the person before us is just slow to mail or if the moly was lost in the mail.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Hey guys...

I'm getting more than a little concerned about the glacial pace this exchange is taking.
I posted my page and sent my moly off THREE MONTHS ago and I haven't received a single book from anyone else yet. Tim?
Is anyone else having concerns?